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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pourya Alami , Iranian Satirist Is Going To Prison For A Year Because Of His Writings .....

News from Iran ....

Pour Alami the Iranian Satirist in a post on Instagram reported that , his one year imprisonment sentence is been confirmed and he has to report to the Evin prison . He has written that , because his writings , he has to go to prison in this country.

In his latest post In Sharq Newspaper he wrote: He hoped that, this news of him going to prison was wrong , and a mistake , but it seems that the only things that is a mistake is us , and he hopes someone will tell him that Pourya is not going to prison.

He has written extensive satirical column for newspaper such as Sharq, Etemad , Hamshahri and also for Golagha Magazine .

His arrest goes back to the time of Ahmadinejad's Ministry of intelligence ,when he was arrested and detained and was released on bail. Therefore This imprisonment sentence goes back to that time , wrote Iran wire .

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Islamic Regime In Iran Brought Many Women agents Into The Football Stadium To Control / Watch The Women Football Fan ......

These agents were telling the football Fans not to chant slogan about the blue Girle ( An Iranian women football fan who in protest against the barbaric policy of the regime towards women set herself to fire and died as a result ).

Despite of the warnings , the women fan in the Freedom Stadium chanted about the " blue girl " and were harassed by the agents .
One of the agent is arresting a woman and many women are trying to help her to scape from the hand of the agent.....

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Nazanin Zaghari -Ratcliffe's Daughter Gabriela Arrived In London After More Than Three Years And Joined The Father ,While The Mother Is Still Seating In Evin Prison In Iran ....


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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 
MEDIA ADVISORY 
9 October 2019
Iran: Limited allocation of football tickets 
for women a ‘cynical publicity stunt’
Iran’s authorities must lift all restrictions on women 
attending matches in all football stadiums, said 
Amnesty International ahead of Iran’s football 
World Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Tehran’s 
Azadi Stadium on 10 October. 
The game marks the first time Iran will allow women
 into Azadi Stadium since the shocking death of 
Sahar Khodayari, who set herself on fire last month 
after being summoned to court to face charges in 
connection with her attempt to enter the football stadium. 
The authorities have limited the number of tickets 
sold to women to attend tomorrow’s match. Only 
four sections of the stadium have been allocated 
to women spectators totalling around 3,500 seats. 
Azadi Stadium has a capacity of around 78,000 seats. 
“Iran’s decision to allow a token number of women into 
the stadium for tomorrow’s football match is a cynical 
publicity stunt by the authorities intended to whitewash 
their image following the global outcry over Sahar 
Khodayri’s tragic death,” said Philip Luther, Middle 
East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director 
at Amnesty International.
“Anything short of a full reversal of the ban on women
 accessing all football stadiums is an insult to Sahar 
Khodayri’s memory and an affront to the rights of all the 
women of Iran who have been courageously campaigning 
for the ban to be lifted. 
“Instead of taking half-hearted steps to address their
 discriminatory treatment of women who want to watch football, 
the Iranian authorities should lift all restrictions on women 
attending football matches, including domestic league games, 
across the country. The international community, including 
world football’s governing body, FIFA, must also ensure that
 woman are permitted to attend all matches freely and without 
discrimination.
“FIFA has a responsibility to respect human rights 
throughout its operations and the power under its 
statutes to take definitive and urgent action to address 
a situation which it has allowed to continue for far too long.” 
Publicly, FIFA has reiterated its 
position that women should be permitted 
to enter football stadiums for all matches. Despite 
these efforts, Iran’s authorities have not lifted all 
restrictions on women attending football matches.
Since the beginning of 2018, at least 40 women 
have been arrested and some prosecuted for attempting
 to enter football stadiums. Amnesty International is 
calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately and 
unconditionally drop all charges against any woman
 facing prosecution for attempting to enter a football 
stadium or protesting against such restrictions.
For more information or to arrange an interview 
please contact: Sara Hashash, MENA Media Manager on
 sara.hashash@amnesty.org or out of hours 
press@amnesty.org +44 (0) 203 036 5566



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Sunday, October 06, 2019

Nazanin Zaghari From Prison: Me And My Child Have Become A Pawn In The Hand Of Politicians .....

News from Iran...

Nazanin Zaghari the Iranian - British dual citizen sent a letter from Evin prison. In the letter she wrote: Me and my child have become the pawn in the hand of politician and my country put me on sale for their own political gain and money.
She was talking about the recent claims Mr. Javad Zarif the Minister of Foreign Affairs made. Zarif claimed that the British Government offered the release  of 400 Million pounds of Iranian assets in Britain for the release of Nazanin.

She also said , in the coming month her daughter Gabriela will attend school in England . Gabriela did not leave the country since her mothers arrest.

Nazanin's husband Richard Ratcliffe speaking with Radio Farda said, his wife was planning to write a letter and he confirmed that his daughter will go to England to go to school.

In the letter she said, while the Government in Iran worries about the separation of mothers in Syria and Palestine from their children , but won't think about the mothers who would be far from their  child here in its own country.
She said , i was sentenced to five years imprisonment without a fair trial and had spent so far 3.5 years behind the bars far from my daughter.


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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Prison Isn't The Place Of Teacher, Free The Imprisoned Teachers !

The slogan reads-


Free Teachers , Mahmoud Beheshti , Mohammad Habibi And Esmail Abdi !



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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

For Immediate Release

Iran: Schools Shut Out Children with Disabilities
End Discrimination; Ensure Inclusive Education with Reasonable Support

(New York, October 2, 2019) – Children with disabilities face discrimination and significant barriers in getting an education in Iran, Human Rights Watch and the Center for Human Rights in Iran said in a joint report issued today as the school year begins.

The 52-page report “‘Just Like Other Kids’: Lack of Access to Inclusive Quality Education for Children with Disabilities in Iran” documents discrimination and barriers to education in the country’s public school system for most children with disabilities. A major obstacle is a mandatory government medical test that can exclude them from education altogether, the groups found. Additional barriers include inaccessible school buildings, discriminatory attitudes of school staff, and lack of adequate training for teachers and school administrators in inclusive education methods.

“Blocking children with disabilities from accessing education in an inclusive environment contributes to the social stigma millions of people with disabilities in Iran face daily,” said Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).“Educating children with disabilities in the same environment as their peers improves learning for all children and benefits society as a whole.”

Human Rights Watch and the Center for Human Rights in Iran interviewed 37 people in Iran, including children with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, activists, and government officials. This research follows a 2018 joint report by the groups that documented 
discrimination and lack of accessibility for people with disabilities in Iran, stigmatization of people with disabilities, abusive behavior by some state officials and employees, and barriers in getting transportation and health care.

Children with disabilities have the right to a quality inclusive education in which children with and without disabilities study together in mainstream schools with necessary support. Inclusive education is key to reducing stigma and promoting the rights of people with disabilities throughout their lives, the groups said.

Iran’s public school system subjects all children to a discriminatory medical assessment based on an IQ test to determine whether they are “educable.” Children with low scores are compelled to attend a segregated “special” school. Children with the lowest scores are denied education altogether.

One parent described learning that her 7-year-old daughter, who is blind and has difficulty communicating, was deemed “uneducable” after her medical assessment: “The day they told me that they can’t register my daughter ... was one of the worst days of my life.... I want her to go to school just as all other kids go. I had purchased all the school supplies for her, but she didn’t answer any questions in the assessment session, and the man there said that she is not educable. I brought her back home, crying all the way.”

Children with disabilities who do enroll in schools face various barriers. These include inaccessible buildings, classrooms, and toilets, or lack of aides and other support. The government should ensure reasonable accommodations so that children with disabilities have the support they need in the classroom and the building. These can include assistive devices such as hearing aids or educational materials in formats such as braille or audio.

The lack of such support can put a heavy burden on families. Some parents said that they had to accompany their child to school to carry them up and down stairs or to give them the assistance they need with writing or reading.

Inaccessibility and lack of reasonable accommodations in schools can also compel children with disabilities to drop out of school or to enroll in a school far from home, or even in a residential “special” school where they are separated from their family and community.

Based on government figures, during the 2018-2019 school year only 150,000 children with disabilities of school age were enrolled in school, and more than half of them in “special” schools that segregate them from other students. Estimates put the total number of school-age children with disabilities in Iran at 1.5 million.

In recent years, the Iranian government has adopted some measures to improve access to education for children with disabilities, including significantly increasing the budget for their education and establishing physical accessibility requirements for newly built or renovated schools. It has also expanded some support to children with disabilities attending mainstream schools by offering accessible education materials, including materials in braille or audio formats.

But in the absence of a comprehensive approach to guarantee inclusive education throughout the school system, these measures are insufficient to ensure that children with disabilities can access education on an equal basis with other children. Iran has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which guarantee the right to quality education for all children without discrimination. The CRPD also requires governments to provide reasonable accommodations and accessibility to support quality education.

“The Iranian government’s approach to education of children with disabilities risks keeping many children with disabilities in Iran on the margins of society,” said Jane Buchanan, deputy disability rights director at Human Rights Watch. “Iran should immediately end its reliance on medical assessments that deny children access to education and move to include all children with disabilities in mainstream schools with their peers.”

“‘Just Like Other Kids’: Lack of Access to Inclusive Quality Education for Children with Disabilities in Iran” is available at:
https://www.hrw.org/node/334174

For more Human Rights Watch reporting on Iran, please visit:
https://www.hrw.org/middle-east/n-africa/iran

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